praise, heart, joyful, prayer

Take My Heart Away

In 1992, my husband and I told my parents we were expecting an addition to the family. They responded with excitement. Mom expressed how happy

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sacrifice, mass, wine, eucharist, chalice

The Work of the Sacristan

They are not always very obvious but they are not invisible either. Such is the liturgical role of the Sacristan within a parish. Many parishes

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hymn, church music, chant

Singing The Psalms

It’s been going on two years that I’ve been attempting to lead the responsorial psalm for Sunday Mass here at St. Anne’s.  The individual who used

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Holy Communion as Source of Life

Recently, I attending a conference called “The Symposium on Advancing the New Evangelization”, run by my alma mater, Benedictine College. It was the sixth time

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hymn, church music, chant

No Music is Good Music

Vatican II Music If you read what the Second Vatican Council wrote about sacred music (in Chapter VI in the 1963 constitution Sacrosanctum Concilium) you will

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